Powerful presence on WBS Pens blueline this season

Along the far wall of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins locker room inside the Toyota Sportsplex, it’s pretty crowded. Considering most of the Penguins’ top six blueliners this season are over 6-2, it doesn’t leave a lot of room when players are trying to hang up gear. While the abundance of big defensemen on this season’s roster […]

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Dylan Zink hopes to crack WBS Pens defense corps with power play time

Despite having just one AHL game on his resume, defenseman Dylan Zink felt pretty comfortable alongside Lukas Bengtsson on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s first power play unit during Tuesday’s practice. That’s because Zink was a standout on the power play during the last three seasons at UMass-Lowell. Assuming that same spot in the pros, even if it was […]

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Mistakes lead to a 5-2 loss for WBS Pens in season opener

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli would’ve liked to have seen how his team performs at even strength, but he got plenty of looks at the power play and penalty kill during Saturday’s season opener against the Charlotte Checkers. And those looks on the special teams weren’t all good. The Penguins allowed […]

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Tom Sestito happy to return to WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Tom Sestito walked into the locker room at the Toyota Sportsplex on Tuesday and felt right at home. For a player who was injured on the first day of training camp with Pittsburgh and was sent down by the NHL club last weekend, Sestito wasn’t disappointed to arrive in Wilkes-Barre to begin […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins beat Binghamton 6-2 in preseason

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — One practice is all it took. With a lineup full of regulars for Friday’s preseason game against the Binghamton Devils, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins dominated their way to a 6-2 win, highlighted by a four-goal outburst in the first period. For a group that practiced together for the first time on Thursday, Friday’s […]

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Penguins Training Camp: Bengtsson hopes health issues are in the past

Lukas Bengtsson had an unwanted partner during the 16 games he played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season. In what was to be a promising rookie season for the puck-moving defenseman from Sweden, Bengtsson never got on track. He never felt right, and it wasn’t until this summer that he discovered what was wrong. “I […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins drop preseason opener to Hershey

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Most of the players on the ice for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins preseason opener against the Hershey Bears on Wednesday won’t be with the AHL club when the season starts. But while many of them will go to Wheeling, or other teams, they all want to leave an impression. That didn’t go as […]

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Tom Mele blazing an unconventional path through the pro hockey ranks

WILKES-BARRE — Tom Mele’s approach to media interviews is the same as the way he does things on the ice: direct. The 31-year old forward signed a deal with the Wheeling Nailers this summer and now he’s in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s training camp trying to make an impression. The sixth-year pro has spent most of his career […]

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WBS Pens roster features a few players from places not known for hockey

WILKES-BARRE — The Penguins training camp roster features plenty of players from the usual places – New England, Michigan, Minnesota and across Canada. But there are three players who got their start in hockey in some rather unlikely locales, including the Bronx, Las Vegas and Anchorage, Alaska. So how do players born and raised in […]

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Jarrett Burton hopes to stick with WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE — Jarrett Burton sat at his stall after the first day of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins training camp on Sunday and, for now, was one of the veterans in the room. On a roster filled with players out of the junior and college ranks, along with some having played just a season or two of pro […]

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